MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Picture this: you are walking into your hotel after a long, cross-country flight or endless day of driving in the car, and as you enter, your nose perks at the scent of warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. There is no better aroma – and nowhere else you could be but at a DoubleTree by Hilton.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer Chef Roger Maune (Photo: Business Wire)

In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4, DoubleTree by Hilton, the brand travelers know universally for its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, is introducing a new cook(ie) book, Start with Cookies. The book features 29 recipes from DoubleTree by Hilton hotels from 16 countries around the world, all incorporating the brand’s famous Cookie in innovative ways. Start with Cookies is available to download for free for anyone who wants to try their own Cookie-inspired creations at StartwithCookies.com.

Introducing…the World’s First-Ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer

In addition to its new cook(ie) book, DoubleTree by Hilton is appointing its first Chief Cookie Officer. Roger Maune, executive chef at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose in California, steps into the role with more than 30 years of experience on the Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton U.S. culinary teams.

“My new role as the first-ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer is truly the sweetest job in the world. Every day, I see appreciation in guests’ faces as I welcome them with a smile and warm DoubleTree Cookie,” said Roger Maune, chief cookie officer, DoubleTree by Hilton. “I am honored to use my culinary expertise to share our cook(ie) book recipes and spread more warm welcomes to people around the world.”

Start with Cookies Recipe Highlights

Maune’s own recipe, DoubleTree Pancakes, is one of many sweet, savory and unexpected flavor combinations featured in Start with Cookies. A few highlights from the recipe collection include:

Mixed Greens & Berry Salad with DoubleTree Cookie Balsamic Dressing from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport in California DoubleTree Cookie & Pear Delight from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cluj - City Plaza in Romania Beef Rendang DoubleTree Cookie Pie from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

A Signature, Warm Welcome for All

On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4, all U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton locations will offer a complimentary DoubleTree Cookie to welcome both guests and the general public.

“Providing a warm welcome to guests is in our DNA at DoubleTree by Hilton, and that starts with our signature DoubleTree Cookie at check-in,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “From offering free Cookies, to inspiring culinary creations, to appointing our first-ever Chief Cookie Officer, this holiday is all about celebrating the welcome our warm Cookie represents.”

The Warm DoubleTree Cookie Legacy Continues

DoubleTree by Hilton has offered the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in since 1986, and continues to give away more than 75,000 each day – that’s more than 27 million Cookies each year – making every stay a little sweeter for travelers.

While the coveted recipe for the warm DoubleTree Cookie is a secret, fans of the signature sweet treat can order ready-made DoubleTree Cookie dough, baked DoubleTree Cookies or collectable DoubleTree Cookie tins at DoubleTreeCookies.com.

For more information, visit StartwithCookies.com. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 525 upscale hotels with nearly 125,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces.  Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit  doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at  newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit  newsroom.hilton.com  for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram  and  YouTube.

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